Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chicken Noodle Soup


Like most people, I just love having a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. It’s probably one of the easiest soup to cook. It takes a bit of time; but, I usually make the effort. I think nothing beats delicious, healthy homemade soup. Right? On that note, I hope I can encourage you to try cooking this hearty soup at home. I am sure you will enjoy it! For the main ingredient, do try to opt for organic/free range chicken, if possible. They are much tastier than the regular chicken, in my opinion. As for the pasta, you can use any variety or shapes of your choice. Enjoy!



Chicken Noodle Soup
(Printable Recipe)

Ingredients

1 (about 1.8 kg) Organic Chicken, whole
120 g Dried Pasta
1 Medium Yellow Onion, quartered
2 Stalk Celery, chopped
2 Carrots, chopped
5 Sprigs Thyme
1 Dried Bay Leaf
2 tsp Whole Black Peppercorn
16 Cups Water
Sea Salt to taste

Method

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the chicken for about 8 to minutes. Drain and discard the water.

In a large stockpot, place the chicken, onion, celery, carrots, Thyme, Bay leaf, black peppercorn with cold water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.

Remove the chicken from the pot. Let the chicken to cool slightly before removing the breast meat. (The chicken breast meat can be shredded and mix into the soup or reserved for another use.)

Return the rest of the chicken to the pot and continue to simmer for about 2 hours.

To make the chicken noodle soup: Bring 8 cups of chicken stock to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the manufacturer cooking instruction. When the pasta is cooked, drain and mix into the boiling chicken stock. Stir well and season with sea salt.

Note: Add the reserved chicken breast into the soup if desired.

7 comments :

  1. this is how my mom use to do it..but she uses macaroni. Try topping it with fried onions+garlic, yummmm...

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  2. Awesome! I just got the flu and this is exactly what I need :D

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  3. Angie:

    I always seem to end up on your blog, via Tastespotting. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your site. The photos are gorgeous, and the recipes are divine! For this past Mother's Day, I cooked for my mom the steamed clams and mussels and the chocolate tart. They came out great and she and I both loved the dishes! Thank you, and keep up the great work!

    Pamela
    Torrance, CA

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  4. There is nothing like homemade soup! this looks SO good! I love that picture with the flower :)

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  5. this is certainly the classic dish that could fill everyone up and making everyone happy and satisfied.

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  6. @Joyce: Chicken noodle soup using macaroni are one of my childhood favorites too. Just omit thyme and bay leaf on the stock. Thanks for the comment:)

    @Tom: Great! Sorry for the late reply. I'm sure you are well now ;-)

    @Pamela: I'm so happy to know that your dinner came out great! Thanks for the lovely comments :)

    @Jenniffer: Yes, I agree with you and thanks for the comment.

    @Cindy Khor: Couldn't agree more with you!

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  7. this looks amazing! I love those noodles and homemade soup! cant wait to try it!

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